Dobbins in Pakistan to lay ground for Nawaz-Obama meeting

ISLAMABAD: With Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif set to undertake a tour of the US to meet with US President Barack Obama later this month, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) Ambassador James Dobbins called on the premier’s trusted advisers to lay ground for the meeting. Dobbins called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and ...

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African leaders prize: No winner, again

For a second consecutive year, no leader has been deemed worthy of the million Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

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D.C. could learn from baseball

Bob Greene says in 1981 baseball strike, future MLB commissioner Giamatti told both sides the public didn’t care about their “squalid little squabbles.” The Washington politicians who shut down the government should take heed

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VIDEO: ‘It’s hard to see your mum in pain’

As Macmillan Cancer Support calls for more support for cancer carers, 20-year-old Shannelle Vital describes what is involved in caring for her mother at home.

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Dozens killed in bombings across Iraq

A string of car and roadside bombings across Iraq on Sunday killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 120 others, police officials told CNN.

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NAB forms special committee to expedite pending cases

ISLAMABAD: New National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry in a high level meeting, directed the formation of a special committee for resolving pending cases, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. At the Islamabad meeting, it was decided that the new committee will open pending cases in regional NAB offices. The committee, headed by Deputy Chairman NAB, will start functioning immediately ...

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Avon to close its French operations

The French operations of the US cosmetics giant Avon Products are to be closed by the end of the month, its Paris office says.

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Cruise sea fall ‘accelerated death’

The death of a woman who became ill on board a cruise ship was “accelerated” when she was plunged into the sea while being transferred to a lifeboat, an inquest hears.

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Senators at odds as debt limit looms

Congressional leaders fail to reach a breakthrough in ongoing negotiations to raise the nation’s debt limit ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

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India lodges protest with Pakistan over killing of fisherman off Gujjarat coast

India on Monday summoned the deputy Pakistani envoy to the Ministry of External Affairs to lodge a protest over what it claimed was firing by Pakistani forces on fishermen, with one person being killed in the incident, Press Trust of India reported. Pak Deputy Envoy summoned by MEA: India lodges strong protest over firing by Pakistan forces on unarmed fishermen ...

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